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Old 07-01-2008, 03:06 AM   #31
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well the trap I put out still hasn't caught anything but with the aid of an old video camera I figured out that it was a mouse that has been eating the bait without triggering the trap. so my question is could a mouse or mice be the culprit thats eating my vegetables, the stuff being eaten is high off the ground so it would have to climb the stalk to get at it. can mice do that?
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:04 AM   #32
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well the trap I put out still hasn't caught anything but with the aid of an old video camera I figured out that it was a mouse that has been eating the bait without triggering the trap. so my question is could a mouse or mice be the culprit thats eating my vegetables, the stuff being eaten is high off the ground so it would have to climb the stalk to get at it. can mice do that?
Mice can climb easily. What kind of things are being eaten? If it is seeds and fruits then mice or chipmunks are a likely culprit. However if it vegetative matter then groundhogs are more likely. Groundhogs primary eat grass and other green plant matter with some sweeter supplements like apples.

Use a half apple for bait, set the trap near the hole and make sure it will not move when the GH enters. They are wary creatures as any slow ground dwelling creature should be.

My Father-in-law got his last week in a live trap using a half apple as bait. You might have a more cautious animal.

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Old 07-02-2008, 12:21 AM   #33
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I just saw this thread not 10 minutes after seeing a groundhog in the hops garden. I went out with the 12g but he saw me coming. Now I have something to do this summer.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:51 AM   #34
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I just saw this thread not 10 minutes after seeing a groundhog in the hops garden. I went out with the 12g but he saw me coming. Now I have something to do this summer.
Aww... sometimes I miss PA. I grew up there. Got all my ground-hog hunting experience in PA!
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:00 PM   #35
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I just saw this thread not 10 minutes after seeing a groundhog in the hops garden. I went out with the 12g but he saw me coming. Now I have something to do this summer.
Almost got one with my 12ga the other day but when I peeped around the garage door he was standing next to my well cap, right in line with the windshield on my wife's car. Got him later with my .17 at 75 yards.

Tricky little suckers.
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